HP announced the Pavilion dv6 and dv7 consumer notebooks with Beats Audio, offering performance, entertainment and security features that work together. The new notebooks, available in a dark umber metal finish, also incorporate HP CoolSense Technology and USB 3.0.
Beats Audio, which was created by Beats by Dr. Dre co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, restores the emotion that is missing from digital music. Working in collaboration with HP, Iovine and Dr. Dre tuned and applied the signature Beats sound profile across HP's premium notebook and desktop lines to provide the optimal sound experience — the way the artist intended it — when playing music or audio through headphones or external speakers.
The Pavilion dv6 and dv7 also include newly optimized on-board quad speakers, and the dv7 features a subwoofer for additional depth and power.
HP CoolSense Technology combines advanced hardware and intelligent cooling software for a notebook that feels noticeably cooler. The technology automatically adjusts cooling levels according to a customer's personal preferences.
The Pavilion dv6 and dv7 feature 15.6- and 17.3-inch diagonal high-definition (HD) BrightView displays, respectively, and are available with an optional integrated Blu-ray disc player and a built-in HP TrueVision HD Webcam that offers crisp, clear video chatting even in low-light conditions.
Available with second-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and optional AMD Radeon 6000M graphics, the Pavilion dv6 and dv7 provide superb performance. The notebooks include USB 3.0 for faster sharing and transferring of files and offer ample multimedia storage with up to 1 terabyte (TB) of storage for the Pavilion dv6 and up to 2 TB for the Pavilion dv7.
To protect personal information and simplify password management, the Pavilion dv6 and dv7 include HP SimplePass, which provides enhanced security for access to online accounts and passwords with the swipe of a finger. In addition, all HP Pavilion dv-series notebooks feature HP ProtectSmart, which locks the hard drive to protect photos, music and memories in case the notebook is accidentally dropped.